Paul Graham and Harris Lieberman's 'A Twilight Art' Confront the Future

Photographers stare down the uncertain prospects of their art form

Stubbornly vague: Paul Graham's New Orleans (Woman Eating)
Courtesy Paul Graham and the Museum of Modern Art
Stubbornly vague: Paul Graham's New Orleans (Woman Eating)


Paul Graham: 'a shimmer of possibility'
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street, 212-708-9400
Through May 18

'A Twilight Art'
Harris Lieberman
89 Vandam Street, 212-206-1290
Through February 28

The future is always uncertain—but particularly now, and for photography. Analogue film (as in 35mm) has been pushed by digital media to the brink of extinction. In late December, Fred Ritchin published a book, After Photography, that explores "imaging" (as some people call post-photography) in the digital era. I haven't read it yet. But these two shows feel like ruminations in the realm suggested by that title.

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